Next, it was time to put some thump into the car. I chose two 12 inch Treo SS1244 series subwoofers. The subs handle 2000 watts each for daily driving and 40... Show more00 watts each for quick burps at the competition lanes. I built a huge 5ft^3 vented box to house the two subs with a 40in^2 slot port in the middle. The subs point upwards allowing the bass to reflect off the back window and into the cabin.
The sub amp is a Concept CCD2400. This modified amp is rated at 2400x1 RMS at 12.5V and was bench tested at 3090x1 RMS at 14.4V which is more than enough to push the two subs and can reach levels in excess of 4000 watts when I clip it.
I chose an Alpine Mrvf 307 amp to power the highs. Straight from Alpine's prestigious V-12 line it is one of the most efficient amplifiers out there for its size. It delivers 90 watts to each of the 4 channels which is more than enough for my small car.
I mounted the two amps, the two Ma Audio distribution blocks (one for power and one for ground), and the two 1 Farad Monster Caps on the back of the rear seat because the box takes up the entire trunk. I plan to plexiglass this amp rack in the future and add a neon tube to accent the components.
There is also a separate 8 volt Batt Cap inline with the 1/0 gauge wire that gives something like 400 amps for 8 seconds.
In the near future I'm going to upgrade my electrical system with two heavy duty Stinger batteries (2400 CCA total) and a 200 amp alternator because at moderate to high volumes my headlights still dim and it could use a little more juice but hey what do you expect with a system pushing an excess of 3000 watts RMS. Show Less
And now the interior.....
The first addition to the interior of the car was the security system. I chose the Viper 600. With a touch of a button I can flash ... Show morethe strobes and I can even program it to turn on an underbody neon kit which I plan to add in the near future.
I took out the stock cassette player and added a JVC KdSH55. It came with a small remote control so I can concentrate on the road. The cd player is silver to match the trim in my dash.
I recently added XM Radio to the vehicle. The Pioneer modulator unit sits under the JVC cd player where my pocket once was. It is RF modulated for now until I get my Pioneer 7 inch screen/DVD unit which will allow me to directly connect the XM and provide better overall sound.
I put Infinity 6 1/2" components up front and Infinity 6x9" speakers in the rear.
The final step in the customization process was the addition of two 9 inch purple neon lights located in the ceiling above the front doors activated by a switch under the dash. Show Less
The steps I went through to customize my 2000 Hyundai Tiburon.
First, I'll start with the exterior.....
The first step outside the car was the addition ... Show moreof the vinyl graphics. I started with a white Hyundai emblem on the back window. Then I put a white 8 inch strip across the front windshield with black lettering on top to match the black exterior.
Since the cops are pretty tough around here when it comes to tinting I chose a 20% film to tint all the windows, as opposed to the 5% I had on my first vehicle.
The blue Xenon projector beam headlights provide a very bright beam of light, similar to those found on European cars.
I added yellow fog lights in the air dam with a switch under the steering wheel. When seen from a distance the contrast of blue headlights and yellow fog lights emits a greenish glow.
Here you can see the Altezza tail lights and the Magnaflow 4 inch performance exhaust. It really makes the car sound fast with its massive 2.0L 4 cylinder 140HP!
The two marker lights beneath my headlights are very dim and basically useless. I installed two small hyperwhite strobes there. I added two more strobes in the rear tail lights. Show Less